Famous celebrity cats, well known felines, kitty celebs, TV show kitties and movie star pets from comic strips and morning cartoons too.
Famous Cats
 
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Duchess
 Is the elegant cartoon Persian cat created for Walt Disney’s 1970 animated feature, The Aristocats. She and O’Malley the Alley Cat were amongst the most loved of cartoon cats ever drawn.


Garfield
 
 The fat, lazy funny patter cat, was created by Jim Davis in 1978. Within four years, Garfield’s comic strip was appearing in a thousand newspapers around the world. He also has computer animated and cartoon movies under his belt.


Felix the Cat
 
 Unlike other cartoon felines, Felix began his career as a movie star, rather than a cartoon strip. Created by Australian Pat Sullivan, Felix was the star of the first “talkie” cartoon, a

year before Mickey Mouse began to talk. Felix was also the subject of the very first television test broadcasts in 1928, and was NBC’s official test pattern until the late 1930’s.


Fritz the Cat - (from Lambiek.Net)
  Robert Crumb was born in Philadelphia in 1943. One of the characters he invented was Fred the Cat, after the family's pet. Fred eventually became Fritz the Cat, one of Crumb's best-known characters.
  When animator Ralph Bakshi turned to Crumb to make Fritz the Cat into an animated movie, Crumb eventually agreed, but soon became exhausted with the pressure and left it to his wife, Aline Kominsky. Crumb hated the film so much that he killed off Fritz once and for all in a strip in The People's Comics.

Sylvester
 
 The animated cartoon character, first appeared in the “Life With Feathers,” television cartoon episode in 1945, by Warner Brothers.

Krazy Kat
  
George Herriman’s cartoon creation made it’s debut in the New York Journal in 1910. Krazy Kat became the star of the first cat comic strip, sharing funnies stardom with the brick-throwing Ignatz Mouse.

Morris
 
 The most famous cat in America, was a fourteen pound orange tabby charmer who was rescued from a Chicago animal shelter, by Bob Martwick, a professional animal trainer. Morris became spokes-cat for Purina’s 9 Lives cat food in 1969, and
eventually became honorary director of Star-Kist Foods, with veto power over any cat food flavor he didn’t like. President Nixon invited Morris to co-sign (with a paw-print) the National Animal Protection Bill. Up until the time he died in 1978, Morris lived with Bob in a Chicago dog kennel where there was never any question who was top cat.

The Cat in the Hat - Buy the Video
 
 The creation of Theodor Seuss Geisel, who called himself “Dr.Seuss,” first appeared in the children’s book of the same name published in 1957.
   He may be an old standby, but he never lets us down. When in doubt, turn to the story of the cat that transformed a dull, rainy afternoon
into a magical and just-messy-enough adventure.
  With his simple and often single-vowel vocabulary, the Doctor knew what he was doing: hear it, learn it, read it--laughing all the way. The Cat in the Hat is a must for any child's library.

Socks
  First pets have always been popular. President Clinton's cat, Socks, and his chocolate Labrador, Buddy, have also managed to attract quite a few fans since landing in the White House, the majority being curious children who have lots of interesting questions and aren't shy about sharing!

Tom - (from Tom and Jerry Online)
  The ever-dueling duo have chased each other from the Hollywood Bowl to Hungary to outer space and back, and fifty years after their movie debut, are still going strong. Vintage Tom & Jerry cartoons still play at the cinema, on television, and are packaged for sale or rental on videotape.
   Tom and Jerry have very definite
personalities. Tom  is a fiendish opportunist, always anxious to ingratiate himself with the powers that be, whether housekeeper, dog, or even, on occasion, mouse; while Jerry, the impish schemer, is happy minding his own business until cornered, piqued or generally provoked.
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